B. Narsing Rao
|Born||1946 (age 72–73)|
|Alma mater||Osmania University|
|Occupation||director, actor, producer, screenwriter|
National Film Awards
Bongu Narsing Rao (born 1946) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, littérateur, composer, producer, actor and painter known for his works in Telugu, parallel cinema, and Telugu theater. He has garnered four National Film Awards, and several international honors, and has served as a jury in various Asian film festivals. In 2015, he received the Life Time Achievement Award from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. In 2016, he received Standing Ovation Award for lifetime achievement at the All Lights India International Film Festival.
In 1980, he scripted Maa Bhoomi which was showcased at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and garnered special mention awards at Cairo and Sidney Film Festivals. The film is listed among CNN-IBN's list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time. In 1984, he directed Rangula Kala, which had special mention at International Film Festival of India and panorama section. He directed, Daasi and Matti Manushulu which won the Diploma of Merit award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1989 and 1991 respectively.
Maa Ooru directed by him won the Media Wave Award at the Hungary International festival of visual arts, and the National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film. The film was premiered at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival - Mumbai in 1999. The Ekotopfilm - International Festival of Sustainable Development Films in 1995, Slovak Republic. The Brastislavia Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica in 1993, Viterbo, Italy. The first Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films in 1990 where the film won the Best Cinematography award. The International premier at Munich Film Festival in 1989, Germany. The Indian panorama section of the International Film Festival of India.
Non Feature Films
His documentaries in Telugu The Carnival (1984), The City (1985), Akriti- Rock formations (1989) have received special mention awards at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and were screened at the Rice University. In 2003, he directed Hari Villu which was premiered at the 56th 2003 Cannes Film Festival in Critics' Week-Spotlight on India section.
Filmography and awards
|Year||Film||Director||Producer||Screenwriter||Actor||Awards and Honors|
|2003||Hari Villu||Yes||Yes||2003 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Week|
Screened at the Visva-Bharati University
|1990||Matti Manushulu||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu|
Diploma of Merit award at Moscow Film Festival
|1989||Aakriti||Yes||Yes||Yes||International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam|
|1988||Daasi||Yes||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu|
Diploma of Merit award at Moscow Film Festival
|1987||Maa Ooru||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film|
Media Wave Award at the Hungary International festival of visual arts
Best Film International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
|1985||The City||Yes||Yes||Yes||International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam|
|1984||The Carnival||Yes||Yes||Yes||International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam|
|1983||Rangula Kala||Yes||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu|
|1980||Maa Bhoomi||Yes||Yes||India's official entry at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival|
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
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